I have a Whirlpool gas dryer (over 20 years old) model #LG6901XKW0. Situation: the dryer gas would ignite the first time the dryer was started but, further ignition of the gas will not start. The glow is present, but the gas coils may not be letting any more gas out. I bought a new Gas Valve Coil Assembly Kit and installed. Now NO ignition occurs, not even the first time the dryer is turned on. The glow is still present. When installing your new part, the 3-pin to 4-pin adaptor was not needed, as the 3-pin connection matched the dryer's 3-pin (2 wires, red and blue) power connection. The red and black wires going to the glow bar did need the old harness plastic connector, so I did splice the black to black and red to red using your supplied wire ties. Thanks for your help, Jim
ANSWER Hello Jim,
It makes no sense that replacing the safety valve made the unit stop firing at all. Have you checked for voltage at the coils? They are 120Vac. If the ignitor is glowing, is it glowing red, orange, or almost white hot? You see, the safety valve cannot open until 3.2 to 3.6 amps of current are being pulled through it. If low current is pulled through it, the ignitor will not get hot enough to pull the coils open. I would check the amperage draw by putting a clamp on ampmeter TJCL1100 on one wire of the ignitor. If sufficient current draw is there, you have received a bad new gas valve. It is possible for the ignitor to fail during servicing as it is made from a ceramic material which gets more delicate with usage.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Monday, June 25, 2012